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KitchenAid KCMS145J Microwave Door Latch Broke

Push door latch in and door does not pop open. Can not open door. What part do I need? How do I get inside to install it?

This is a crisis as my Poodle Poco has to have his good stuff warmed!

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I downloaded a parts schematic of the door latch assembly and thought I would determine the broken part, order a replacement and install same. As soon as I started to remove the shell of the unit to get at the latch assembly, I discovered non-standard fasteners are used. My wife advised me to stop and take it to a service center because she did not want me to mess up the containment of the radiation! Thanks for your interest. MB

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If the microwave door won't open the open lever might be broken. This part can be replaced separately.


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If the microwave door won't open the door spring may have broken. The door spring is located inside the door and keeps downward pressure on the door hook.


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If the microwave door won't open the door hook might not be releasing properly. The door hook is installed inside the door and normally releases when the door is opened. The hook is made of plastic and will break over time. When this happens it will need to be replaced, it can't be repaired.


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